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Address: Arches National Park, UT
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Arch formation at the end of an easy hiking trail.

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Up Close and Personal with the Arches

If you aren't able to get hike through the Fiery Furnace, then the Sand Dune Arch might be the next best thing. It's crazy to see how the wind has cut right through the rock like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jay H

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you aren't able to get hike through the Fiery Furnace, then the Sand Dune Arch might be the next best thing. It's crazy to see how the wind has cut right through the rock like a knife. Narrow passageways eventually open up to a beautiful opening of rock and other mini-arches. Because of the immense height of the Sand... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved hopping on the trail from our campground and hiking to Sand Dune Arch. The kids loved climbing around on the rocks and playing in the sand. It's a relatively flat walk back to either the parking or to the campground.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a very cool arch to visit especially if you have kids. There is a ton of sand in there that is just dying to be payed with. It is also shady with lots of things to climb on. My 15 and 10 year old loved it.

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Thank Lareson
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We arrived here late afternoon and didn't get the chance to do the trails. However, we really enjoyed the stunning scenery of the brightly sunset lighted canyons with tall white grasses on the foreground patchily decorated with wild flowers. A surprisingly great opportunity to snap some beautiful photos.

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Thank GabyVM
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

After a day of absolute sweltering in the summer sunshine, this area was SO welcomed by our tired bodies. I totally suggest coming on in to see this arch when you need a cool place to just sit and enjoy some much-needed shade and reenergizing. Bring a picnic and enjoy!

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1 Thank Jeffreysgirl2009
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

A short, sandy hike to another awesome arch hidden around the corner. The kids loved the soft, red sand!

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This short walk from parking (advertised as 400 feet) was a real nice surprise. At about 10 am the walk was mostly shaded. Even though the walk is short you will be walking on a very sandy trail much like a non packed beach which makes it a little tougher but not bad. When walking amongst the stone it felt... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Sand Dune Arch is a short 400 foot hike from the parking area. The trail starts like any other trail, but there are rocky steps leading into a sandy canyon where the arch is located. Aside from the steps, which are a pinch point and can create traffic, walking on sand is the only factor in ease and convenience. The... More 

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Arlington, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Of course this is gorgeous and everyone should do it, which is why everyone does. . You walk as if you are in a tunnel with high sheets of sandstone. It does feel as if it is sand on a beach. I didn't love it, but it's a surreal type of feeling. The arch is gorgeous, as usual.

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Manchester, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

First of all, this was our first time to see Utah and Arches National Park. What an awesome place! This arch was hidden back away from a lot of the crowd, so it was a little secluded. I liked that we had to walk on the sand, which was welcome. Serene and lovely, it wasn't hard to get to really.... More 

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